I'm looking for a word that means something like "to think of as less important" such as in the following sentence:
Theory is more important than practice; of course, this is not to completely 'word' the value of practice.
So far I found "belittle", "depreciate" and "discredit", but they don't work in the previous sentence. I'm looking for a word that is not too hard as in "vilify". Something that means "think of as less important" or "think of as insignificant".